The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins
This course explores in five classes the work of Frances Perkins: Her Maine Roots and Early Career; The Woman Behind the New Deal; Perkins in the Eyes of Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., Her Solicitor at the Department of Labor; Jobs, Infrastructure, and Art in the New Deal; A Conversation with Her Grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall.
Reading: Kirsten Downey, The Woman Behind the New Deal, ISBN 978-1400078561.
About the Instructor
Emma Wegner is Program and Education Director at the Frances Perkins Center, which manages the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark in Newcastle, Maine. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from the Bard Graduate Center in New York.
Begins November 10, 2022 (no class on 11/24)